How has your weekend been so far? As prep for Everyday March, which is coming up soon I am trying to post more in the coming week to get into the swing of things. Hence the more frequent posting. I haven’t done a Top 5 post in forever and I thought this was a great way to get back into it as I didn’t do a post about the books I’m most excited for this year so I thought this could double as that a wee bit. All blurbs will be gathered from Goodreads as per usual. But I will stop blabbing and get right into it.
1. Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin
I heard one of my favourite AMSRtists: Peace and Saraity ASMR, talk about this in her recent video My Spring Reading List. I was watching it for ASMR purposes and not for book reviews because she is literally incredible with the Tingles but I stumbled upon a couple books on her list that I actually thought sounded incredible. I also love her even more for putting out positive vibes about Young Adult fiction, which often gets a bad reputation because it is seen as “childish” which is so far from the truth, most of the time. So thank you, Sarai.
Her story begins on a train.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.
But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
2. Collison (Phobos #3) by Victor Dixen
This is the third and final instalment of the Phobos Series by Victor Dixen which I have been loving these past few months. It was originally written in French and is only recently been translated into English by Daniel Hahn. It comes out on the 18th of April according to Amazon UK, which I have pre-ordered it from out of pure excitement to finish this incredible series that has shot its way to the top of my all-time favourite in record time! I can’t find a blurb for the third book yet, but I can give you the blurb for the first book (which I reviewed HERE)
Six girls, six boys. Each in the two separate bays of a single spaceship. They have six minutes each week to seduce and to make their choices, under the unblinking eye of the on-board cameras. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world’s craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars.
Leonor, an 18 year old orphan, is one of the chosen ones.
She has signed up for glory.
She has signed up for love.
She has signed up for a one-way ticket.
Even if the dream turns to a nightmare, it is too late for regrets.
3. Eve of Man (Eve of Man Trilogy #1) by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.
I wanted to read this for ages but I was waiting on the paperback to come out as that is my preferred mode of reading and that didn’t happen until 24th of January so now I need to go and buy it. Hopefully, it’s as good as everyone has been saying.
AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.
THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS.
THEY CALLED HER EVE . . .
All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.
But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.
Until she meets Bram.
Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
I know this is not a new book but it’s thanks to Sarai that I found this. After the recent one, I went through her archives to an older reading list, where I found this and it sounds both tense and cute and romantic and everything I expect from Sarah Dessen.
Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
5. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
This is also not a new book but I have been on a Kasie West addiction lately. I wanted to put down one of her newest books but I read the online synopsis’s and neither grabbed me so, I looked through some of her older books that I haven’t read and this is what had me on the edge of my seat.
When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.
So that’s all guys.
It feels so good to get back into doing these posts because they were always some of my favourite to do. If you see a book haul up here soon, you can probably expect these on it because I NEED NEED NEED to read these!! Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend.